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in the nation. savannah was georgia's first city. it was founded in 1733 by james oglethorpe for king george ii of england. oglethorpe was a visionary. he designed america's first planned city around 24 large, open squares with their giant oaks and hanging spanish moss, but he was also a realist. the general made the streets between the squares wide enough to accommodate an army. this way, soldiers could be moved quickly from one part of town to another. during the american revolution, free black soldiers from haiti fought here alongside the americans and french against the british. this monument honors revolutionary war hero general pulaski, who died during the battle of savannah. cotton made savannah wealthy. in fact, eli whitney developed his cotton gin just outside of town. until the civil war, savannah was a major port for the slave trade. today, river street is crowded with tourists and shoppers. you can ride the trolley... or book a seat on an old-fashioned river boat. the pirates' house has been a meeting place for seafarers since the mid-1700s. the founder of the girl scouts, juliette
from having to pay the tax to heavily enforcing to make sure we have a transit-first city. i appreciate what's come before us. i think residents should be paying taxes. they are charging and creating revenue for themselves through renting out the parking spots. i appreciate we are moving to an annual level. i think that will take some of the burden from residents renting out one or two spots to other residents in the city. >> thank you. we have a motion to send the item forward with recommendation. i would say i did hear the public comments. you know, frankly, the comment about it creating a situation where we have commuter -- areas where people are parking, i'm not sure that would really happen. i think that in some of our neighborhoods we already impact that way. in the sunset for example we have tons of commuter who's park on our neighborhood streets and take their routes. i think that is something that is a larger issue we would contend and deal with. with that can we take that motion without objection? we will do that without objection. thank you very much. >> thank you, colleagues
airport. they are not the first city to do this. the international airport, san francisco is for years. it will not be a good idea. >> specialty training. >> they are devoted to their jobs. dodge a beautiful weekend, a great football. great weather for the concert ends some rain coming in tuesday. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. some of our children's greatest experiences have been in the smaller classrooms. vo: but mitt romney says class sizes don't matter... and he supports papaul ryan's budget which could cut education by 20%. you can't do this by shoving 30, 35 people into a class and just teaching to some test... these are all issues that really he personally cannot relate to. to be able to afford an education, to want the very best public education system for your children. the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt romney doesn't't see it. uer the romney plan, a middle class family will pay an average of up to $2,000 re a year in taxes. while at the same time giving multi-millionaires like himself a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hi
steps before the city attorney takes action and there are first notices, second notices, the list is extensive. after the notice of violations, the department of building inspection comes up with the director's hearing and send the notice of violation to the director. there is a director's hearing that takes place. since 2000, there are 2000 open director's hearings. hearings scheduled, but never taken place and in addition to that there are 750 director assists 's hearing that have never been sent to the litigation committee or to the full building inspection commission for anything. now i hope you don't mind if i take another minute? i'm sorry? >> let me just ask the question, all of this data that you have given us, can you give us some sense of the patterns? i see you have highlighted for me these areas, but are there any patterns you could reveal from your looking at the data? >> well, what i would say is no. when i started this, i bought a house in the bayview and looked around and noticed there were a lot of blighted buildings deputy director sweeneywill agree to that.
the officers and thank them and tell them we're very appreciative of them as first-responders in the city. >> i was in new york when it happened and it's always odd for me to think back to that time. so onto some news. you have a lot to talk about today and we're going to try to keep it as organized as possible. you have announcements and policy discussions and i think we should start with you -- i just love the fact, last time you were here on stage, the only office he had run for was class president of high school. >> that is right. >> now you have two elections behind you, one as mayor as well. it's just amazing. you have another one -- how long are you mayor? >> four-year term. >> so you have three more years? >> yes, and then re-election. >> and you want to get some stuff done and some of that is around innovation. and you have called this the innovation capital of world. >> unabashedly. >> i have seen the banner at the airport. >> oh, gosh of course. >> tell me about your plans >> when i was inaugurated in january, i had gone through pretty intense re-election and
about being a transit first city, but everyone has had the experience of sitting in gridlock, waiting for the bus, trying to hail that tab, walking on pedestrian sidewalks that are not particularly safe. as a city, we need to do more to invest in the first-class transportation system. >> what are some of the biggest issues facing your district? >> in addition to the local economy that impacts the merchant corridors, to many vacant storefronts, transit issues, in every neighborhood we're having a real conversation about how we change, whether we should preserve aspects of the important characters of our neighborhood or think about building new things. there is also a real discussion we're having in many neighborhoods about affordability. i hear from too many tenants in the process of being evicted, homeowners being foreclosed on. we need to think about how all of us can continue to live in a city where the whole world wants to be. >> it is a great place to be. >> it is a great place to be. how do you balance the needs of your district versus the needs of the city as a whole? >> i have
at spur. i think it is off somewhere one of the first cities, i think the only city, and has put together a working group around the sharing economy. we are the epicenter in san francisco. we have a role to help nurture the emerging space. there is a lot of value to be created here. i am really excited to be part of the panel seeing all of these great people next to me. >> the people on the panel are going to tell us about their companies. let's come straight down the line. >> i am a co-founder and ceo of viable, a community marketplace for travel experiences. anybody can offer their services to others as a guide, offering touristrs, sailing ships, cookig class. we have enabled terrorism -- tourism to access parts of the city it had never before accessed. restoring murals for example. we launched in 2011. we have been going for about a year. we're proud to be launched in san francisco and growing the platform here. >> i am the founder of a company called task rabbit, an online marketplace for people to outsource jobs to others. if you need dry cleaning pickup or groceries delivered, you c
. >>> berkeley could become the first city in the country to designate a specific day as bisexual pride day. the city council is discussing the measure at tonight's meeting that is happening right now. if the council approves that plan, bisexual pride day would be celebrated on september 23rd. >>> we are learning tonight about a san rafael teacher and she's apparently the only heir to a fortune in gold. it's a story we first brought you yesterday night. a carson city man who died in june left a stash of gold worth as much as $7 million in boxes inside his home. now we have learned that the man's cousin arlene agnus maybe his only living heir. we tried to get in touch with her today at her home and by phone but she did not respond. >>> an important grand opening is happening on third street here in san francisco. how it will help young people in the bay district. >>> i'm back here at 6:20. i'm tracking the fog, it is gone not but i will tell you where it will reappear in the morning. >>> a san leandro firefighters is out of the hospital after fighting this fire. the flames ripped through th
francisco is now as of this april the first city in the state to have expanded safer school zones city wide so 181 school there is are 15 miles per hours speed zones and the police are out enforcing them and will see next wednesday and that is far more than any other city in the state. the city that started this has five 15-mile an hour zones so we really -- >> [inaudible] >> yeah. exactly. and other cities are looking to san francisco now to follow our lead and so i hope you will drive carefully on walk to school day, and i hope you will consider walking instead. thank you. >> thank you very much. so if the people wanted to know which schools just in case they didn't know are participating where would they go to find out? >> they can go -- i think sf safe routes to school .org and many of the supervisors are walking in with students near their homes. >> so there are people in the community that want to support this effort they don't have to necessarily have a kid in that particular school to participate? >> i think it's sort of up to the schools, but yeah i think folks should certainl
there for the broader social benefit possible. the first city in the world to have that kind of data available. >> other cities can take elements of sfpark and implement it in the cities. los angeles is working on it. berkeley is working on a project. washington, d.c. is, too. cities are looking at parking management differently than the have in the past. >> later this year, we are gathering all the data we need to evaluate rigorously all our expectations of how this can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, improve transit speed, reliability, reduc. [applause] >> good evening. i'm the director of transportation. for me, this is not the academy awards. this is the all-star game. the folks sitting over here are truly the all stars of the city. i've had an opportunity to work with ed, harlan, and jocelyn. behalf of all of us. we are also very lucky to have a bunch of people from sfmta, many of them are here. my job is to introduce the awardees. please join me and give a hand for jay primus, george reynolds, steven lee, and lorraine fuqua. >> thank you. this is a tremendous honor. it really does fee
the need of a city that changed substantially over the last 30, 40 years. now we're transit first. our do you wanour downtown has d within the next 20 years it will change. new districts will offer new life for the downtown. to the south, yerba buena has come into its own. the transit center on rincon hill projects will shift the center of downtown south and provide new regional connections. an essential corridor will create a new center of activity. to the yoorth union square thrives, powell street, chinatown, and the feeder district are a few blocks away. to the west emerging technology hub around the historic furniture mart, new shopping mall, strand theater will transform that end of market street in the coming years. at the center of it all lies market street. all this change since the last design. this requires new creative thinking for how market street should be designed. it will always be the heart of our city, but new exciting opportunities exist to think about our public realm in a more expansive way and opportunities to begin building a more robust transit system that will bet
. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go >> thank you, everyone, for coming. i welcome to the opening of scoots san francisco network. [applause]. >> thanks. today, we are opening our beta program to the san francisco public and with that, we are opening the world's first network of shared electric scooters. [applause]. >> there we go, we're back, okay, so before i tell you about our s*frs for san francisco, i want to introduce someone who has already made san francisco an even better place to live, mayor ed lee. there are two things about the mayor's work and his administration that are particularly important to scoot, the first is that mayor lee is working hard to make this city an even better place to start and grow a new business, and second, he's been a toothless support of electric vehicles to improve san francisco's environment and the global environment as a whole so please welcome mayor ed lee. >> michael, matt, congratulati
are what city college needs at this time. and we must first protect and serve the students of city college and make sure they remain have our number one priority. but any improvement means change from the status quo. it will also mean decisions about reform, decisions reflecting strong leadership and good governance that will improve our city college system and protect this accreditation. to that end, i have given very careful consideration about who to appoint to fill this vacancy at such a critical time in our city college history. we need somebody who shares my vision of reform and some who will make the tough choices ahead. today i am proud to appoint rodrigo santos as the new trustee of the san francisco city college. [applause] not only to make good good decisions, correct ones, but also to complete the term of trusty marks. rodrigo is an individual that brings a wealth of knowledge and fiscal and managerial expertise, but he is committed and passionate about education and educating all of our youth, just as he has done with his incredible twins and with the help of jenny. rodrigo ha
advice that i need. so we're the first city in the country to appoint in the mayor's office a chief innovative officer, jane app, who is behind the work here today and jay is helping me cause a link that has never happened before with the technology companies. there are so many here and i need to talk with them and, in fact he has given me great advice to make sure every tuesday i do a tour of one of these companies. >> oh, great. >> so i have done that religiousy ever single week since i have been here and it's marvelous. >> every tuesday you go to a tech company? >> it's tech tuesday. >> who has the best goodies that you have seen? >> [ laughter ] they all have. whether you go to the twitter rooftop. >> twitter is out of control. >> yes and they have the video of the dome of city hall. >> they have cupcakes and take you into the t-shirt. >> they have an m & m bar, which is awesome. >> i got my ice cream at zinga. >> what are some of the other points, what is point no. 8, for example? >> point no. 8 is probably improve, that is a website where we invite -- it's
an abc7 traffic spotter. >>> in november, richmond voters will decide whether it will become the first city in the nation to tax soda and other sugar redrinks. john alston is live in richmond with the story. john? >> there is a lot of money at stake so community groups are trying to make sure the soda tax is older than root beer. they are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the billboard as well as direct mailers and eventually where shalls. there are the slick direct mail advertisements urging to vote no. billboards have argued the businesses are bad for businesses like the small grocery store. >> if they erase the tax, a lot of customers are not going to buy it in i more. >> the anti-tax commercial filmed the famous hot dogs and another is scheduled to be shot at the hilltop movie theater. the advertising blitz is the work of local political action group community coalition against taxes. the group has spent $350,000 to stop the ballot measure. he says the tax would hurt poor people and they are happy for the help. >> so if you are trying to protect your community, do you tu
it and become an abc7 trafficr. >>> in november, richmond voters will decide whether it will become the first city in the nation to tax soda and other sugar redrinks. john alston is live in richmond with the story. john? >> money lot of money at stake so community groups are trying to make sure the soda tax is older than root beer. they are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the billboard as well as direct mailers and eventually where shalls. there are the slick direct mail advertisements urging to vote no. billboards have argued the businesses are bad for businesses like the small grocery store. >> if they erase the tax, a lot of customers are not going to buy it in i more. >> the anti-tax commercial filmed the famous hot dogs and another is scheduled to be shot at the hilltop movie theater. the advertising blitz is the work of local political action group community coalition against taxes. the group has spent $350,000 ballot measure. he says the tax would hurt poor people and they are happy for the help. so if you >> so if you are trying to protect your community, do you turn down
, and why we are proud san francisco is the first city in the world to recognize this and to work collaboratively with all of us. >> [inaudible] >> [inaudible] >> what is that? >> this is one thing we have thought about not necessarily actually creating a new currency, but as far as our platforms, sharing resources. i do see a future in being able to create a system where you can kind of have some type of credit or there is some type of sharing and bordering among those services. as we all grow, i know that our company was born that way. we were a originally funded by money we made off of airbnb sublett our apartment -- subletting our apartment, which was managed by taskgrabbit, and we would use peer to peer, schering. it was very much the bread-and- butter, and i think we will see that nationally expand, though it may not be its own initiative. >> yes, i will just add to that that you are one of the largest -- one of the largest time banks in the country is here in san francisco, the bay area community exchange. could start using that to mobilize volunteers, so i encourage you to
is the first city to proclaim a day recognizing bisexual people. >>> coming up, the dog rescue from half a world away. how 12 strays found their way into the arms of new owners in the bay area. >> and pink slips going out to thousands of workers a the a major airline. but it is not all bad news in the job market. >> and it is looking a lot like winter. where we found these people >>> 12 airline passengers made it through customs in san francisco. ordinarily that would not make news, but these particular passengers are grabbing some headlines. you see, they are dogs rescued in taiwan. as abc7 news reporter alan wang explains, brought here to their new homes. >> they came from the streets of taiwan, 12 strays from puppies to seniors who are reuniting with their new families after a flight from the island nation. >> i was told he was shy because he came from a pretty bad background. we are going to give him lots of love and hugs. >> most are golden retrievers, a popular dog that is being overbred in a densly populated country where people live in tight quarters. >> in taiwan what they do is
first city, san francisco knows investing in transit is an investment in jobs, people, and community. g0z people and places it in an accessible and affordable way, it gets people to work on time and kids safely to class. transit plays a critical in our daily lives while reducing road congestion, lowering our dependence on foreign oil, and protecting our planet. is increasingly crucial that we ensure our public transit remains in a state of good repair so that it can continue to provide safe, efficient, and reliable transportation for millions of american families. today'svfçmcÃannouncement by secretary lahood and deputy transit administrator mcmillan of nearly $25 million for bart and the municipal transit agency will mean cleaner, faster muni buses and real time bus and train information at key bart stations. in@z@z demand, with less than one in five applications or did, san francisco succeeded because it was prepared to pioneer with innovative ideas, and japan real spirit, and a commitment to serve each and every citizen. thank you for being here today. [applause] >> thank you. i lov
the city. >> the president and first lady york city. will attend the un general assembly today, where the president will speak. they taped an interview for the view on monday on abc and they policy andforeign- glider topics. that at 11:00 this morning on abc 7. >> republican nominee mitt speak in newlso morning and then ohio. yesterday in colorado to criticize the president's foreign-policy, accusing him of minimizing the recent killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya as a bump in the road rather than part of a chain of events. the white house called romney's comments desperate and defensive. tim kaine picking up a major endorsement today. a delaware senator is going to support behind a democrat at a stop in fairfax county. then they will both go to n for a roundtable discussion on supporting small business. and george allen are battling for the seat held by webb. justin timberlake brought sexy back and now he's looking to bring myspace back. atlet's get to linda bell bloomberg headquarters in new york with that and more. gains insee some yesterday. .t went to a new record high the co
a special day for bisexuals in berkeley. it is considering becoming the first city in the country to claim a bisexual pride day to be separate from gay pride. a scare in the sky while a plane at sfo was detained at jfk airport. >> stock and holding on for dear life. a bass jumper who is now facing big time charges. >> eight miniature cow was,,,,,, >> it wasn't the outcome he expected when he jumped off the highest bridge in california. he had to be rescued after his job. he got caught in a tree about 100 ft. above the river. he is now facing charges because it is against a lot to jump from that bridge. , on tape, a jewelry store robbed at gunpoint in bakersfield. three men wearing masks were responsible. the owner pulled a gun but the suspect jumped over the counter and wrestled a weapon away. a second suspect came in with a gun of his own and a third robber hamburg open a case and took a tray of rings. two of the suspects are now in police custody. >> look at that patron, she doesn't even move during the whole thing >> northern california amador county is not an area known for crime but o
if it's possible or not. but i think we should require nert training. we're in a city that the first-responders, even if you had a gazillion firefighters, first of all, most of them don't live here unfortunately and secondly we're going to need all of us when it comes to a big earthquake. when you get this training they say 80% of the people will be needing to be helped. very minorly injureded and then we'll have the training to help them. so i think that would be a really awesome thing if we could all be nert trained and require it. >> mr. resignato, is this time card 3 or 4 for you? >> this is 3. >> from what it sounds like, Û: think i need to become a nert, because i'm a nerd already, but i could become a nert. i love the prevention questions. keep them coming. i'm passionate about prevention. there is a simple thing to make sure that when our earthquake hits we can do what is called "shelter in place." we can keep people in their homes. basically we have lot of multi-family homes with soft understories with a garage, but there is a lot of weight on top. what happened in the
principles applied elsewhere throughout the city. the first is a ground floor bonus for active uses on the ground floor where you could get up to an additional five extra feet if your ground floor met the requirement for an active use. and that is meant to create better ground floor spaces and i am sure that you considered ordinances which did that sort of thing. >> the other thing would be to remove the minimum parking requirements and parking as you know is a heated issue and it is important to understand that in someplace wes have parking requirements we you must provide x-amount of parking for use and in other places we have parking maximum caps where you cannot exceed that. so both of those regulate it, one by the minimum and the other by the maximum. >> in this area, the supervisor is removing the minimum requirements but not putting a maximum cap. so this allows more flexibility. it also helps to preserve the ground floor, when you think about your traditional neighborhood shopping street in san francisco, if it is only 25-foot wide and you add residential above, the planning
on message when san antonio mayor and first city showboat address delegates here tonight. the first lady gavin of close look at the podium during her walk through monday. while her husband's favorite ability bring stefan during his first term mrs. obama remains a popular. >>> i think she has been an ambassador for her husband. i see them as a team. >>> a man kicked off content coverage of the convention with his address. >>> mean the of the republican have been set up what we been caught by a war room. the going to press coverage is all week trying to counter what here at the convention. >>> can you tell us to else on the agenda today? >>> again that the confirmation of that on and what is not going to be here. we have some of jordan did speaking tonight. he's going to be addressing mitt romney tax returns. former president jimmy carter is going to appear by video. >>> what is the president need to do this week to improve his chances of reelection? >>> he is going to be reaching out to a couple groups hispanics and women. the groups that he can relax and that might be to push him over th
when it is the first time the city is passing the two-year budget with all of the disciplinary things and others that watch our fiscal responsibility along with the board of supervisors, a great day to celebrate. i want to recognize and think, beginning with the board president david chiu, thank you for working very closely with us. for carmen, who was assigned by board president to lead the effort again this year on the budget. and for the other members of the board of supervisors that have engaged directly with us. supervisors avalos, kim, elsbernd, cohen. and the department heads that worked very hard with us. i see of they cisneros, who the police chief and our fire chief. barbara garcia and trent have worked extremely closely with us because of the tremendous pressure that we feel at the state level and the national of bochum, trying to get a really good conversation about how we can make sure that the community based organizations that provide invaluable service to us are taken care of and working in collaboration with us. hall of the a jar work that she does with all of us. i w
, i will first get a background on the inclusion reprogram in the city and then discuss the impact of this ordinance. first, the background. in 1992, the planning commission adopted the city's first inclusion very affordable housing policy. since then, the program has been modified and incrementally expanded. most recently, in 2006, the requirements were changed in several aspects. some of these aspects include increasing the inclusion requirements, additions to the area of median income calculations, and expanding the requirement by lowering the threshold from projects with 10 or more units to projects with five or more units. the current proposal that is before you today would move the threshold back to the higher threshold of 10 or more units. this change would affect any pipeline projects that have not secured the first construction permits. as of january 1, 2013. this proposal fits in the larger context of the housing trust fund, which would provide secure funding dedicated to housing for 30 years. the housing trust fund response to the critical need for affordable housing at
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